self-inductance

noun

self-in·​duc·​tance ˌself-in-ˈdək-tən(t)s How to pronounce self-inductance (audio)
: inductance in which an electromotive force is produced by self-induction

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-inductance was in 1888

Dictionary Entries Near self-inductance

Cite this Entry

“Self-inductance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-inductance. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

self-inductance

noun
self-in·​duc·​tance -in-ˈdək-tən(t)s How to pronounce self-inductance (audio)
: inductance that induces an electromotive force in the same circuit as the one in which the current varies

More from Merriam-Webster on self-inductance

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
Spell It

Hear a word and type it out. How many can you get right?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY